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Man with Sicklerville Ties Charged with Shooting Own Daughter

A man charged with shooting his 11-year-old daughter in the face in Camden Thursday night has ties to Sicklerville.

A man with Sicklerville ties is accused of shooting his 11-year-old daughter in the face inside a Camden home Thursday night.

The girl is still alive, according to Camden County Prosecutor's Office, but authorities have been told she could experience paralysis as a result of her injuries.

Police allege Byaer A. Johnson, 26, went to the home on the 1300 block of Thurman Street around 9:30 Thursday night., apparently to visit his daughter. He suddenly pulled a handgun and placed the gun on the floor, according to authorities, but then picked the firearm up and shot his daughter in the face when he was told to leave the house.

Johnson allegedly attempted to fire the gun at another man, but the gun jammed, and a struggle ensued between Johnson and the 28-year-old Camden resident he had attempted to shoot. The 28-year-old man, whom authorities have not identified, was able to wrestle control of the gun away from Johnson, strike him with the weapon several times and shoot him in the buttocks.

Authorities do not plan to charge the 28-year-old man, according to the prosecutor's office.

Johnson, whom Camden Police arrested near Ivy Hill apartment complex, is charged with criminal attempted murder, certain persons not to have a weapon and other weapons offenses. He is being treated for his gunshot wound at an undisclosed hospital, and will be lodged in Camden County Jail after he is discharged, the prosecutor's office said.

Johnson has used addresses in Sicklerville, Lindenwold and Camden, according to the prosecutor's office. It remains unclear if the Sicklerville address, or addresses, falls in Winslow Township or Gloucester Township.

Johnson spent more than three years in state prison on a weapons conviction, according to New Jersey Department of Corrections. He was released from South Woods State Prison, in Bridgeton, on Feb. 14, 2012.

Joe January 25, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Maybe this time they will keep him in jail where he belongs. Hear that Judge? Send him to jail then keep him in jail.
Me January 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Maybe he will claim he is on drugs and get rehab too
Angie Jones January 26, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Hmmmm he'll get rehab for sure.
Maryann Campling January 26, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Another stellar human being. Wonder how much his public defender, and incarceration will cost taxpayers this time. I am so tired of this segment of society. And that poor child....having to live with the knowledge that her father shot her! He should do 100 years just for the emotional damage he's done to her.
Suzi Saul January 26, 2013 at 03:42 PM
THIS is the type of creature that makes our gun violence stats so high....a thug/dirtbag
CynicalCyd January 26, 2013 at 05:14 PM
seriously.
CynicalCyd January 26, 2013 at 05:18 PM
WE NEED ACTION, throwing these scum bags in jail is clearly not rehabilitating them. Jail needs to be hell on Earth. We need tent city jails. I am tired of paying for their room and board. http://www.mcso.org/JailInformation/TentCity.aspx
CynicalCyd January 26, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Agreed!
Jimmy February 09, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Straight trash, he shot his 11 year old in the face and he is in the hospital getting care that he probably can't afford so we are paying for it, I sometime think of how nice it must have been back in the day when one could be hung for the stupid acts of crime he commited, I am sure if it were to be brought back alot of the foolsih bullshit would end

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